The forgotten neighborhood: how New York’s Chinatown survived 9/11 to face a new crisis
The Guardian -

First the World Trade Center, then the pandemic – a neighborhood beset by high unemployment, shuttered businesses, xenophobia and delayed relief

By the time the second plane appeared on 11 September 2001, Amy Chin was already running away from the World Trade Center plaza, where smoke and papers were billowing down from the north tower.

“Then the sky turned orange, and it was the second plane hitting the south tower,” said Chin, then the head of a Chinese arts organization. Continue reading

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